The term “demolition” was first used in 19th century England to describe the burning down of buildings in the city, which then became the model for modern demolition techniques. Demolitions are usually the removal of parts of the building while preserving its exterior, usually in anticipation of a reconstruction project. There are many other forms of demolitions. Some are very destructive and others are much less so. The most common form is a partial demolition where a building is taken apart piece by piece. Partial demolitions usually involve the removal of certain interior or exterior sections of the building while maintaining the exterior and the surrounding area.
In partial demolition, certain parts of the structure are left intact while the rest is destroyed. Usually, partial demolitions are done in the middle of the floor, on the ground floor, and even on the roof. Demolitions are not always the same. One can demolish a building that has a very strong architectural or aesthetic appeal without leaving any visible marks and retaining no traces of any remains. While partial demolitions can have such effects, partial demolition has to be carried out with utmost care to avoid any further damage to the surrounding area. In the case of complete demolition, all traces of the structure are burnt away. Demolitions are not always the same.
Another form of partial demolition is referred to as a selective demolition. With a selective demolition, a building is removed from one place and put into another. Demolitions like this are generally done on a temporary basis, either during the construction of a new construction or during renovations. The most common way in which partial demolitions are carried out is through using explosives. Demolitions by demolition are not the only types of demolition. All types of demolitions can be carried out through manual labour, by cutting down trees, by burning, or by any other means, depending upon the nature of the structure and the situation at hand.